Accounting and Budgets

 KASB will conduct webinar at noon today on taxes, budget, school finance (2/17/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a legislative webinar at noon today which is a half hour earlier than the usual start. The noon startup is needed because KASB will be testifying later in the afternoon on a bill before the Legislature.
 HB 2344 Testimony (2/17/2017) 
   Requiring the adoption of a local foundation budget by each school district.
 Kansas Capital Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (2/17/2017) 
   The Kansas Legislature has approved a tax increase to balance the state budget, reversing much of Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts.
 KASB statement on legislative approval of tax bill (2/17/2017) 
   KASB applauds legislators in the House and Senate for approval of a comprehensive change to the state’s tax policy.
 K-12 committee hears school finance plan (2/16/2017) 
   The House K-12 Budget Committee, which has been tasked with developing a new funding formula/plan for public schools, took another step in that direction on Wednesday with a hearing on HB 2270, Creating the Education Finance Act.
 House approves tax bill, advances budget (2/16/2017) 
   Facing budget crisis after budget crisis, the Kansas House on Thursday voted for a tax increase bill that would reverse most of Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts.
 House advances tax increase (2/15/2017) 
   The state faces a nearly $1 billion revenue shortfall over the next 18 months.
 HB 2270 Testimony (2/15/2017) 
   Creating the education finance act.
 House committee adopts budget that doesn't cut schools (2/13/2017) 
   The Appropriations Committee bill will now go to the full House for consideration.
 Kansas Capitol Connection Feb 10 (2/10/2017) 
   A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature
 Senate cancels vote on school cuts, tax increase (2/9/2017) 
   No school cuts, for now, but they are definitely still in play. The Kansas Senate cancelled debate Thursday after Republican leaders couldn’t persuade their GOP members to agree to a 5 percent cut in general state aid to public schools.
 KASB Webinar on Friday (2/9/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a webinar this week to review legislative action on proposals to cut school funding, increase taxes and consolidate school district health plans. The webinar will occur at 12:30 p.m. Friday.
 House K-12 Budget Committee hears from Mike O'Neal (2/7/2017) 
   The Monday afternoon committee meeting of the House K-12 Budget was primarily focused on a presentation from former Speaker of the House Mike O'Neal.
 Senate committee recommends 5 percent school aid cut as starting point (2/7/2017) 
   School districts would lose 5 percent of general state aid in this year's block grants under a bill advanced today by the Senate Ways and Means Committee.
 Senate committee forwards two tax proposals (2/7/2017) 
   Two tax increase measures on Tuesday were forwarded to the full Senate for consideration.
 KASB says tax increase will help avoid cuts to schools (2/6/2017) 
   Kansas faces an estimated $325 million revenue shortfall in the current fiscal year and nearly $600 million in the next year.
 Kansas Capital Connection –A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (2/3/2017) 
   There has been much discussion during the legislative session on spending and taxes to fix the budget mess. It appears now those discussions will lead to votes in the coming week that could affect schools.
 KASB legislative webinar today (2/3/2017) 
   KASB will review the legislative week during a webinar at 12:30 p.m. today.
 Schools testify they already are collaborating on purchasing (2/2/2017) 
   A bill that would require school districts purchase certain goods and services through the state was challenged Wednesday by school officials as inefficient and harmful to schools.
 KASB testifies on K-12 Cuts and Ending Balances (2/2/2017) 
   KASB urged the Senate Ways and Means Committee to avoid further cuts in K-12 funding and explained why school districts maintain cash balances in a hearing Wednesday on Senate Bill 27, the governor's budget bill for the current year.
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